MI vs RCB: Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will face the mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League. The match will be set at Mumbai Indians’ home stadium, Wankhede Stadium. With the IPL closing to the playoffs, every match will become extremely crucial in determining their success.
Mumbai Indians are holding the eighth position with five wins out of ten matches played. They had a bad start to this IPL but later on, they managed to win multiple matches. With many players coming to form the team has high hopes of making it to the playoffs.
Both teams have different positions despite having the same number of wins. With both teams having the exact same number of wins and the only differentiation being the net run rate this match will be very crucial.
The state of the points table is on the brink of disruption right now. All the teams placed from third position to eighth position have the same number of wins. Some of the teams placed above have 11 matches played. So, if Mumbai Indians emerge victorious in this match they might topple the five teams above them to reach the third place. The same applies to Royal Challengers Bangalore as well. They also have a huge chance of making it to the top four.
MI vs RCB: Performance in the previous match
Mumbai Indians battled against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the fifth match of this IPL at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Royal Challengers Bangalore had a staggering victory by 8 wickets. The captain Faf du Plessis became the man of the match by scoring 73 runs in just 43 balls. Virat Kohli hit an explosive 82 runs in just 49 balls. The team chased down the target of 171 runs in just 16.2 overs.
MI vs RCB: Pitch Report
The pitch is the most suitable for stroke play. Batters can hit maximum runs in this stadium. The flat pitch with good bounce is highly assistive for batters. We can expect a high-scoring match with batters having more power in deciding the state of the contest.
Mumbai Indians Team Squad
Rohit Sharma(c), Ramandeep Singh, Surya Kumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Tristan Stubbs, Cameron Green, Raghav Goyal, Shams Mulani, Tim David, Akash Madhawal, Arjun Tendulkar, Arshad Khan, Duan Jansen, Hrithik Shokeen, Jason Behrendorff, Jofra Archer, Kumar Karthikeya, Piyush Chawla, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Warrier, Ishan Kishan(wk), Vishnu Vinod(wk) Dewald Brevis, Nehal Wadhera.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Team Squad
Faf Du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat(wk), Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Manoj Bhandge, Michael Bracewell, Shahbaz Ahmed, R Sonu Yadav, Wanindu Hasaranga, Finn Allen, Akash Deep, Avinash Singh, Harshal Patel, Himanshu Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Karn Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Rajan Kumar, Dinesh Karthik(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Suyush Prabhudessai, Siddarth Kaul, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Wayne Parnell.